Alice: Madness Returns, the sequel to American McGee’s Alice, hasn’t had a good time of it on Steam. After being delisted in late 2016 attributable to issues with the DRM writer Electronic Arts saddled it with, Madness Returns returned in late February this yr. It managed to remain on Steam for lower than 4 months earlier than being eliminated once more. As the boilerplate textual content on its Steam web page presently says, “At the request of the publisher, Alice: Madness Returns is no longer available for sale on Steam.”

While followers have been fast in charge EA once more, this time it could be the results of a easy mistake. As American McGee has urged on Twitter, the problem could possibly be all the way down to an issue with one other game by developer Spicy Horse: action-RPG Akaneiro: Demon Hunters.

Akaneiro, which we described as “one part Little Red Riding Hood, one part Japanese mythos and five parts ‘under construction’ tape” had grow to be unplayable—first attributable to a login downside that might solely be circumvented by what one in all its builders known as an “Ugly hack” shared on the Steam discussion board, then by the servers taking place. 

McGee means that, whereas delisting the damaged Akaneiro, Spicy Horse’s different game could have by accident been caught in the identical internet. “We’re reaching out to Support and trying to get this resolved”, McGee wrote. If that is the case, hopefully it may be restored quickly. In the meantime, Alice: Madness Returns stays accessible on Origin, and on Game Pass through EA Play. 

Last yr American McGee shared his define for the unmade third game within the collection, known as Alice: Asylum. Folk stay within the collection, and there was even phrase of a TV model being written by David Hayter.